Letter to Edward Partridge and the Church, circa 22 March 1839

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they fall into the places of refuge and saf[e]ty that God shall  open unto them betwean and . Those  from the East and from the West and from far country countries  let them fall in some where betwean those two boundries in  the most safe and quiet places they can find and let this be  the presant understanding untill God shall open a more effec tual door for us for further conciderations. And again we  further suggest for the concideration of the counsel that there  be no organizations of large bodies upon common stock  principals in property or of large companies of firms untill  the Lord shall signify it in a proper manner as it opens  such a dreafull [dreadful] field for the averishous and the indolent and  corrupt hearted to pray upon the inocent and virtious and  honist We have reason to believe that many things were  introduced among the saints before God had signified the  times and not withstanding the principles and plans may have  <been> good yet aspiring men or in other word men <who> had not the  substance of Godliness about them perhaps undertook to  handle edg tools children you know are fond of tools  while they are not yet able to use them. Time and  experiance however is the only safe remidy against such  evils there are many teachers but perhaps not many  Fathers. There are times comming when God will signi fy many things which are expediant for the well being of  the saints but the times have not yet come but will  come as fast as there can be found place and reseptions  for them. And again we would suggest for your con cideration the propriety of all the saints gethering up the <a> kno wledge of <all> the facts and suffering and abuses put upon  them by the people of this and also of all the property  and amount of damages which they have sustained  both of character and personal <Injuries as will as real property> property and also the names  of all persons that have had a hand in their oppressions as far  as they can get hold of them and find them out. and  perhaps a committe can be appointed to find out these [p. 5]
they fall into the places of refuge and safety that God shall open unto them betwean and . Those from the East and from the West and from far countries let them fall in some where betwean those two boundries in the most safe and quiet places they can find and let this be the presant understanding untill God shall open a more effectual door for us for further conciderations. And again we further suggest for the concideration of the counsel that there be no organizations of large bodies upon common stock principals in property or of large companies of firms untill the Lord shall signify it in a proper manner as it opens such a dreafull [dreadful] field for the averishous and the indolent and corrupt hearted to pray upon the inocent and virtious and honist We have reason to believe that many things were introduced among the saints before God had signified the times and not withstanding the principles and plans may have been good yet aspiring men or in other word men who had not the substance of Godliness about them perhaps undertook to handle edg tools children you know are fond of tools while they are not yet able to use them. Time and experiance however is the only safe remidy against such evils there are many teachers but perhaps not many Fathers. There are times comming when God will signify many things which are expediant for the well being of the saints but the times have not yet come but will come as fast as there can be found place and reseptions for them. And again we would suggest for your concideration the propriety of all the saints gethering up a knowledge of all the facts and suffering and abuses put upon them by the people of this and also of all the property and amount of damages which they have sustained both of character and personal Injuries as will as real property and also the names of all persons that have had a hand in their oppressions as far as they can get hold of them and find them out. and perhaps a committe can be appointed to find out these [p. 5]
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